Sometimes friends give bad advice
Joorabchian's influence with Moshiri could damage Everton
Kia Joorabchian reportedly has played a big role in some Everton dealings behind the scenes. He has had influence with owner Farhad Moshiri for quite some time.
According to Duncan Castles, on the Transfer Window podcast
Castle, a Sunday Times journalist, said Joorabchian was deeply involved in the decision-making to find a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti.
I think one agent, Kia Joorabchian, is going to very important in this process because he has the ear of Farhad Moshiri and will be advising him on certain coaches.
I think it’s pretty open because it’s happened in a manner which Everton couldn’t really expect to lose Ancelotti to Madrid in this way and they need to get the appointment right because they’ve gone through quite a lot of failed appointments at the club.”
According to the Liverpool Echo,
Joorabchian played a role in the transfer of James Rodriguez to Everton.
It’s been suggested that Joorabchian is negotiating directly with Moshiri to bring Anwar El Ghazi to Everton. It’s also rumoured that Joorabchian recommended Alex Iwobi to Everton. At the time, Everton were interested in Wilfred Zaha, but didn’t want to pay £80 million for him. Considering both Moshiri and Joorabchian have had ties with Arsenal it’s very possible.
Joorbchian is often referred to as an agent. But he isn’t a licensed one. He is in the business advising players on their rights and clubs on transfers and contracts, according to the Guardian.
Joorbchian is also involved in third-party ownership of players. Remember the Carlos Tevez story?
It’s also been suggested Rafa Benitez doesn’t want El Ghazi.
It’s not a bad thing to have disagreements in the decision-making process. However, it’s not a good thing to have somebody say, “I have the money, so I make the decisions.”
I’m sure Sir John Moores didn’t act in the same manner. Although, he may have been too loyal to Harry Catterick near the end of Catterick’s Everton tenure.
Currently, Moshiri isn’t on the Everton board of directors, nor does he have anybody representing his point of view or listening to any knowledgeable football people Everton might have.
Bill Kenwright has done a lot of good for Everton, but his “I’m a massive Blue. I was in the Boys’ Pen,” schtick is growing old.
For far too many years, Everton was run like a cornershop in a world of corporate giant supermarkets, and has it cost the club its traditional place in English football.
Of course, all of this is supposition as I’m not able to interview Joorbichian or Moshiri and I’m convinced they are both wise in the ways of double-speak and deflection when dealing with the media.
What I am sure of is, something not right with Everton and it begins in the boardroom and the fans need to have an idea what’s going.